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We welcome Students and Practitioners that have taken courses or training in Healing Touch outside of Healing Touch Program. 

First of all, we want to commend you on your interest, studies and practice in Healing Touch. You are true pioneers bringing Energy Medicine to the world.

HTP would like to invite you to join us as a student or Certified Practitioner. If it is your desire to join HTP, we are offering the following information to assist you. We are glad that you are educating yourself on the possibilities HTP offers and we look forward to answering any questions you have and in supporting your process.

Here are Quick Links to more detailed information:

  • For a Student’s step-by-step guide of how to transfer classes Click Here
  • For a Certified Practitioner’s (CHTP) step-by-step guide to Transfer Certification Click Here
  • For information about the Healing Touch Program organization Click Here
  • For information about Healing Touch Program Classes Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Program Class Schedule Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Professional Association HTPA Click Here

Healing Touch Program and our instructors invite and encourage you to continue your Healing Touch journey through HTP.

Information about Healing Touch Program

Since the early 1990s, Healing Touch has been steadily and strongly emerging as an effective, non-invasive, economical modality for supporting healing of the body, mind and spirit. Research in Healing Touch and energy medicine in general provides growing evidence for the benefits of this energetic healing modality. It is changing the way healthcare is provided. Healing Touch has gained an excellent reputation of developing professional practitioners equipped with both knowledge and skills through its accredited program.

Healing Touch Program is actively participating in supporting the growth, research and reputation of Healing Touch. This has been accomplished through a standardized curriculum, excellent certification standards, developing professional materials to support the introduction of Healing Touch into the healthcare setting. HTP sets a professional standard that reinforces the acceptance of Healing Touch worldwide. If you are practicing in a professional arena as a HT student, you can be assured that the Healing Touch education you acquire through HTP meets the highest professional standard. If you are a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, you can be assured that this credential meets a professional standard that carries weight and commands respect.

Here are some questions you may be asking yourself as a Healing Touch student or certified practitioner:

  • Are you concerned about the continued credibility of the credential you are working towards?
  • Are you concerned about the time, money, and energy already invested in your Healing Touch education, practice, or credential?
  • Are you with the right professional organization and do you have a voice in that organization?

HTP’s opinion regarding these questions is below:

- Are you concerned about the continued credibility of the credential you hold or are working towards?

Healing Touch Program is a strong organization. We are dedicated to upholding the standards to meet the ANCC requirements for the continuing education contact hours offered. HTP courses lead to qualification for the credential Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP) the only NCCA nationally accredited energy medicine credential. We are dedicated to the support of our students, practitioners and instructors. Healing Touch Certification, as an autonomous certifying body, is committed to upholding and maintaining the credential for graduates of the Healing Touch Program.

The Healing Touch Program course of study was carefully and energetically assembled by Janet Mentgen to develop and mentor aspiring healers and help them become professional energy healers. Janet's process, contained in the Healing Touch Program course of study, is owned intellectual property. 

We invite you to join us on your journey with Healing Touch, and hope you will share the pride that we have in the standards that we hold and the achievements they represent!

- Are you concerned about the time, money, and energy already invested in your Healing Touch education, practice, or credential?

We understand that students and practitioners who have taken other courses of study in Healing Touch may be confused and concerned about what could happen to their investment in classes and certification and may be seeking information about how to transfer those classes or certification to the Healing Touch Program. We want to help you explore your options and answer your questions. In addition to this information, you are invited to contact the HTP office in San Antonio, TX, at (210) 497-5529 or  to ask specific questions that we may not have answered here. Check the HTP website often as we will continue to post information as it becomes available and answer other questions.

HTP’s Action Plan to Support HT Transfer Students and Certified Practitioners

The best way HTP could help HT students and practitioners was to create course and certification transfer policies that have the lowest fees possible and shortest time requirements but still assure that the standards of our accreditation and certification are met. Policies and procedures were developed for maintaining the standards of the education and determining equivalency of knowledge, while maintaining fairness and consideration of the background and education of transferring students and practitioners. We wanted to make the transfer as smooth, effortless and affordable as possible. The costs involved in transfer evaluations primarily cover the materials and the transfer interviewer’s time. The transfer process and costs are detailed in the transfer policy chart.

Student step-by-step transfer guide Click Here

CHTP step-by-step transfer guide Click Here

- HTPA provides a strong professional organization to support you

The purpose of a professional membership organization is to represent and promote its members. You may want to consider your experience with your professional organization and consider the answers to these questions. Have you felt that your needs have been represented well? Have you felt that your voice has been heard on questions and issues? Are you provided with professional tools, and education to help you in your practice and your business? Are you asked for your opinion in determining direction of the membership organization?

These are important considerations because they reflect how you are being served by the member organization.

Healing Touch Professional Association (HTPA) is the membership organization for HTP. We believe it has worked hard to determine the wants and needs of its members to help them move forward professionally and in their practice. HTPA is driven by the needs of its members, whose opinion is determined by frequent surveys and listening to member requests. For more information about HTPA, check out the HTPA website (Click Here) and be sure to look at the HTPA annual report. Also check out the transfer packet chart to see how you can get a free HTPA membership when you transfer to HTP!

Liability Insurance for Healing Touch was the first thing HTPA members asked for. HTPA listened and searched for over a year for an insurer that would work with us. HTPA helped to create a policy to cover Healing Touch Practitioners, not just massage insurance applied to HT. The result is that there is now a professional liability insurance policy specifically for Healing Touch, and that insurance is being made available to other Energy Medicine modalities as well. This helps to further HT and raise the standards for all energy medicine modalities as sound professional practices.

The members requested a coordinated volunteer network. HTPA listened and created Community Connections, which is a network of Healing Touch Volunteers who have stepped up to be ready when opportunities arise.

The members wanted a way to get Healing Touch into Disaster Relief efforts. HTPA listened and now a team of volunteers is working to make this a reality through Community Connections. The goal is to help volunteers achieve first responder status to participate when disaster strikes.

The members feel that Insurance Reimbursement for Healing Touch sessions is crucial. HTPA listened and has helped to coordinate a committee to work on making insurance reimbursement for HT sessions not just a reality, but a standard practice, and to get the information to practitioners about how to get paid for their sessions through reimbursement.

Members needed professional support and education. HTPA listened and professional development and education have been offered monthly on the HTPA Business Calls. Over forty HTPA Business Calls have helped HTPA members improve their practice and business by providing the kind of education and information that makes the difference between working at Healing Touch and creating a strong business as a practitioner.

Bless you for your work!

Again it is worth repeating, your interest, studies and practice in Healing Touch set you apart as a leader making a difference in healthcare today. We invite you to make Healing Touch Program part of your journey!

For more information please follow the links below:

  • For a Student’s step-by-step guide of how to transfer classes Click Here
  • For a Certified Practitioner’s (CHTP) step-by-step guide to Transfer Certification Click Here
  • For information about the Healing Touch Program organization Click Here
  • For information about Healing Touch Program Classes Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Program Class Schedule Click Here
  • For the Healing Touch Professional Association HTPA Click Here

HEALING TOUCH PROGRAM™

15439 Pebble Gate
San Antonio, TX 78232

Phone: 210-497-5529

Alternate number 210-951-5633

Fax: 210-497-8532

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The Healing Touch Community Newsletter is a monthly on-line publication that will keep you informed about what is happening in the Healing Touch Community. In it you will find Healing Touch news and upcoming events, new product reviews, continuing education classes, community announcements, and much more! Stay up to date and informed. Subscribe to the Healing Touch Community Newsletter. It is free and delivered to your in-box on the third Tuesday of each month.

Healing Touch Makes Its Skylight TV Debut

Ellen Laffey, HTCP, Producer, Healing Touch Skylight Video
Ellen Laffey

In 2010, I was entering a hospital elevator when I met Allen Stasiewski, MS, RN, RRT, who works in the Office of Patient Experience at Aurora Health Care. (Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and home to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.) Allen also manages our system’s Skylight Access Interactive Television system. The Skylight system turns inpatient televisions into interactive computers and part of the system is an on-demand video library available to all inpatients.

Allen asked if I was still doing healing work and I replied that I was. We talked about the Healing Touch work I was doing with patients in Wound Care and discussed how important it is to increase awareness about Healing Touch. At the end of our conversation Allen suggested that we might place a Healing Touch video in our Skylight video library and make this information readily available to all inpatients and their families at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. At a wonderful chance meeting, an idea was born!

HT PRACTITIONER: Shortly after that, I contacted Rosann Geiser, RN, HTCP/I, whom I met when I was her Level 1 helper. I spoke about the project and invited Rosie to be the practitioner who would perform the Self-Chakra Connection and the Chakra Connection for the video. Rosie was delighted to be a part of the project. Rosie said later, “I saw this as another opportunity to continue Janet’s vision of having Healing Touch in every hospital. In addition to all the latest technology and expert care available at this hospital, any patient or family member would have access to this modality to enhance their healing, increase their comfort, and feel calm and relaxed."

HT PLAN: During our planning conversations we selected the Self-Chakra Connection and the Chakra Connection. With the Self-Chakra Connection, the patient could either visualize hand placements or physically place the hands on themselves as they are able while sitting in a chair or lying in bed. Also, the SCC could be used by a loved one anxiously sitting by a patient’s bedside who might be in need of their own healing. The Chakra Connection would provide instructions in the treatment and healing for a loved one.

HT VIDEOGRAPHER: Wes Tank is the videographer who works for Jeffrey Niezgoda, M.D., the Medical Director of the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wes previously had taped the testimony of two wound care patients for a video I had presented to the president of St. Luke’s in order to request that Healing Touch be available at the medical center. Wes whole-heartedly supports energy medicine and agreed to be our videographer.

HT VENUE: Wes and I decided to tape inside the 8th floor Healing Garden, which has both outdoor and indoor gardens, with the skyline of Milwaukee supporting the backdrop of our video. However, our three schedules never seemed to coordinate for quite some time. Finally in spring, when we were able to meet, we decided to change the venue. Getting hospital equipment to the Healing Garden became a problem. We chose the bay area in the Hyperbaric Department, a section of our department where our inpatients receive care. Privacy screens, a patient bed, a patient end table and inpatient linens and scrubs were available to us here, thus simulating a patient’s hospital room. I brought plants, living and non-living, from my home for decoration. I ironed linens and scrubs for our patient, my son Michael Laffey. Thus, the venue was set.

HT SCRIPT: Rosie created an inspired script for the video, so when she arrived, we went to Wes’ office to voice record the script. While they recorded, Michael and I set up the bay area for the video. When Rosie and Wes came down to Wound Care, Wes contributed his creative touch, adding flowers and adjusting the angle of the chair and patient bed to set just right. While I read Rosie’s script from behind the camera (one can edit out a person’s voice I found out), Rosie sat in a patient lounge chair and followed along performing the SCC. Then, while Michael lay in the patient bed, I read the CC script. Rosie and Michael worked together; Rosie worked and Michael slept soundly.

HT MUSIC: At an HT conference that Rosie and I both attended, Rosie introduced me to Richard Shulman, the musician who inspires us with his music at our conferences. Rosie felt the music from his CD, First Rites, would fit our video perfectly. I spoke with Richard and he agreed to allow his music to be the background for the video.

HT SPECIAL EFFECTS: Jason Nanna, a videographer who works with Wes, blended the narration and the music to the video with a great idea for the SCC. When Rosie spoke about the root Chakra, a red film would close in around her outlining her sitting in the hospital chair, and then fade out. Next was an orange film, yellow, and so on as she moved up the Chakra system. Such a fun idea!

HT CREATION: The final video was mailed to Lisa Gordon, and she approved the video for Skylight TV.

HT THANKS: Heartfelt thanks go to Allen for his inspiration in always thinking of our patients first, to Rosie for bravely allowing herself to be videotaped, to Wes for his videography talent, to Richard for his gracious gift of music, to my handsome son Michael for being our patient, to Jason for his creativity, to our Wound Care department for allowing us to use their premises, and finally to Lisa for giving us the go ahead.

May our inpatients and their families receive this special gift of healing during their recovery!

About the author:
Ellen Laffey, HTCP, works as an Administrative Assistant in Wound Care at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has had many experiences working with patients who, sometimes, have wounds that would not heal with regular medical treatments. She has been able to show the amazing affects of HT in healing these wounds and in the pro¬cess, has been able to share this information with many doctors and nurses in her field.